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Banner: 'for the liberation of Quds, machine-guns based upon FAITH and ISLAM must be used.'  (ICARE web site)  
Scene at the World Conference Against Racism. (ICARE web site)

"The Arab Lawyers' Union had a stall in the NGO exhibition tents displaying gross antisemitic cartoons. Copies of the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion were being sold....

"Jews were actively discriminated, shouted down, meetings on Antisemitism were hijacked by Palestinian Caucus members and supporters, and people who protested against all this were branded 'Zionist pigs lovers' and 'Jewlovers'. Some NGOs were intimidated into silence....

"The big September 1st demonstration had a lot of slogans, covered a lot of issues, but one was most dominant: Free Palestine. In the march, slogans were carried like 'kill all the Jews' and 'the good things Hitler did.' Pamphlets were handed out with a portrait of Hitler, displaying the text:

What if I had won? The good things: There would be NO Israel and NO Palestinian's blood shed - the rest is your guess. The bad things: I wouldn't have allowed the making of the new beetle - the rest is your guess.

Where did all of this take place?

Where else?

At the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance (Durban, South Africa, August 2001).


Ronald Eissens. "WCAR, the Morning After - October 2001." Internet Center, Anti-Racism Europe, October 8, 2001.

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